In developing technologies a range of different contexts for learning will draw on important aspects of everyday life and work. This includes creative, practical and work related experiences and outcomes in craft design, engineering, graphics, food, textile and information technologies.
In developing technologies children will become informed, skilled, thoughtful, adaptable and enterprising citizens, and they will learn to:
- develop a considered understanding of the role and impact of technologies in changing and influencing societies
- contribute to building a better world by taking responsible, ethical actions to improve their lives, the lives of others and the environment
- gain the confidence and skills to embrace and use new technologies now and in the future, at home, at work and in the wider community
- become informed consumers and producers who have an appreciation of the merits and impacts of products and services
- be capable of making reasoned choices relating to the environment, sustainable development and ethical, economic and cultural issues.
- broaden their understanding of the role that information and communication technology (ICT) has in Scotland and in the global community
- experience work-related learning, and establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and, for some, specialised study and careers.